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Just what we always said

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Elegran Wed 19-Oct-11 14:10:25

jinglej Wed 19-Oct-11 14:14:17

Yep! I've noticed that with me and my kids. I can definitely think better. grin

Elegran Wed 19-Oct-11 14:21:54

When they do these studies, they are always surprised that older people do at least as well on many tests as the young. Of course, they are usually done by students of about 20, who are never ever going to grow old.

"Those were the days, my friend...we thought they'd never end ...we'd live and love for ever and a day....We'd live the life we'd choose...we'd fight and never lose....for we were young and sure to have our way...."

paradisemerton Fri 21-Oct-11 14:35:49

The triumph of experience! Of course we have learned to use our brains more effectively and decisions are made faster when there is a wealth of background experience to help filter options! Hooray for the third agers...